At Nebraska, we develop Complete Engineers®.

Technical knowledge is the foundation of our education, empowering us to provide solutions to current and emerging challenges. Collaborating and adopting solutions relies on our ongoing choice to develop skills in competencies that enhance our professional, personal and interpersonal dimensions. The Complete Engineer® provides opportunities for all members of the College of Engineering community to focus on and develop six core competencies.

Competency Growth Model

Our Technical Foundation

We apply appropriate technical concepts to innovate, create and develop solutions to address broader challenges of communities and society. We use, and continuously expand, our knowledge and expertise.


The Complete Engineer® Competencies

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Inclusive Excellence

We recognize and embrace our differences and make equity and inclusion a priority. We know diversity of people and ideas empowers us to address challenges and leads us to creativity and innovation.

Inclusive Excellence
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Communication

We effectively connect through respectful collaborative exchanges of information and ideas. We build relationships and achieve successful outcomes through our many forms of communication.

Communication
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Self-Management & Leadership

We take responsibility for our own behavior and well-being as we act with integrity to serve the needs of our communities. We responsibly prioritize goals and use initiative, motivation, empathy, openness, and organization to move toward shared goals.

Self-Management & Leadership
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Civic Responsibility

We have a positive impact on the world around us by being engaged, solving problems and making a difference. We create a better future by actively contributing to our professions and communities.

Civic Responsibility
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Teamwork

We create accountable, engaged, productive teams that collaborate across disciplines. We respect the contributions of all members and their unique roles and perspectives as we work toward objectives.

Teamwork
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Professionalism & Ethics

We are trusted and recognized for our integrity, as we work to improve the health, safety and welfare of society. We behave responsibly, ethically and respectfully.

Professionalism & Ethics

The Complete Engineer® initiative - only at Nebraska - offers students a competitive advantage in the workforce. Hear about the benefits of becoming a well-rounded professional from some of our alumni at Kiewit Corp.